greater petrosal nerve

n.

The parasympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion, a branch of the facial nerve running on the temporal bone to the pterygopalatine ganglion.

Nearby words

  1. greater manchester,
  2. greater occipital nerve,
  3. greater omentum,
  4. greater palatine foramen,
  5. greater palatine nerve,
  6. greater posterior rectus muscle of head,
  7. greater prairie chicken,
  8. greater psoas muscle,
  9. greater rhomboid muscle,
  10. greater roadrunner


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